• NBC News November 26, 2019 8:18 pm

    2 OMB Staffers Quit After Expressing Frustration About Frozen Ukraine Aid, Top Official Says

    Mark Sandy, a career staffer in the White House Office of Management and Budget, told impeachment investigators that two budget staffers left the agency after expressing frustrations about the unexplained hold on Ukrainian aid, according to new closed-door transcripts released Tuesday. Sandy said that one staffer, who worked in OMB’s legal office and whose name was undisclosed, told him they...

  • VMS November 21, 2019 6:43 pm

    Jake Burton Founder of Burton Snowboards Dies

    Tributes are pouring in following the death of snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of Burton Snowboards, who died this week from cancer.

  • social media November 21, 2019 9:17 pm

    Ring Doorbells Draw Scrutiny From Senator Amid Privacy Concerns

    Ring, the video doorbell company owned by Amazon, has helped law enforcement agencies across the country solve a lot of crimes. But it has also raised concerns about privacy, and critics have been sounding off on social media for months. Tech writers, meanwhile, have wondered if Ring users were getting the full story about the cameras they’d attached to their...

  • Russia November 19, 2019 4:18 pm

    WATCH: Tim Morrison's Opening Statement From Impeachment Hearing

    Tim Morrison, the former NSC official in charge of overseeing Russia and Europe policy, makes his opening statement during an impeachment hearing on Nov. 19, 2019.

  • NBC News November 19, 2019 2:41 pm

    Taliban Frees US, Australian Professors Held Hostage for Over 3 Years

    The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that the insurgent group asserted could help rekindle talks to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war. The hostages — American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks — were released in an area of southern Afghanistan heavily controlled by...

  • Donald Trump November 19, 2019 6:28 am

    Diplomat Says of Trump Ukraine Call: ‘I Remember It Vividly'

    The phone call State Department official David Holmes overheard between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland lasted just two minutes. But it won’t be easily forgotten. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” Holmes told Trump impeachment investigators, “someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful...

  • NBC News November 18, 2019 7:00 pm

    Senior Trump Administration Official Mina Chang Resigns After NBC News Report

    Senior Trump administration official Mina Chang resigned from her job at the State Department two and a half hours after NBC News went to her spokesperson to ask about newly discovered false claims she had made about her charity work. NBC News had previously reported that Chang, the deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stability...

  • Ukraine November 13, 2019 1:39 pm

    Kent: ‘There is No Factual Basis' to Claim Ukraine Interfered in 2016

    State Department official George Kent testified Wednesday that there is no “factual basis” to support the notion that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 elections.

  • Florida November 13, 2019 1:30 pm

    University of Florida Student Government Leader Faces Impeachment Over Visit by Donald Trump Jr.

    As President Trump faces the possibility of impeachments, his son is at the center of a similar situation at a Florida school. The Tampa Bay Times reports that members of the student senate at the University of Florida have begun an impeachment inquiry into the student government president at the school, Michael Murphy. A formal resolution was delivered to Murphy...

  • Congress November 12, 2019 4:27 pm

    Senior Trump Official Embellished Résumé, Had Face on Fake Time Cover

    A senior Trump administration official has embellished her résumé with misleading claims about her professional background — even creating a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it — raising questions about her qualifications to hold a top position at the State Department, according to NBC News. An NBC News investigation found that Mina Chang, the deputy assistant secretary...

  • Donald Trump November 12, 2019 12:30 pm

    Impeachment Witness: Ukrainians Asked State Dept. About Holdup of Aid

    The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff thought otherwise. As the aid was being blocked this summer, Ukraine officials began quietly asking the State Department about the holdup. The concern was clear for the young democracy battling an aggressive Russia. “If this...

  • spokesman November 11, 2019 4:18 am

    Turkey Starts Returning ISIS Fighters, Deports US National

    A U.S. national who is a member of the Islamic State group has been deported home, a Turkish official said Monday, as Ankara began repatriating captured foreign IS fighters. Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency that a German and a Danish national would also be deported later on Monday while seven German nationals would be...

  • California November 10, 2019 7:25 am

    Food Trucks and Amazon Deliveries in National Parks? Not So Fast, Some Visitors Say

    A proposal before the Trump administration that food trucks, Wi-Fi and Amazon deliveries be allowed in campgrounds at national parks got a thumbs-down this week from some visitors at Yosemite National Park, NBC News reports. The idea comes as the Department of Interior considers recommendations from an advisory committee to modernize and privatize the operation of campgrounds, including adding running...

  • Boston November 8, 2019 11:44 pm

    Julian Edelman Pop-Up Store Returns to Boston

    Patriots fans have a place to go this weekend for all their Julian Edelman merchandise. The wide receiver’s pop-up shop has returned for a fourth year in Boston. It is located at 350 Boylston St. and is open until Sunday.

  • Donald Trump November 8, 2019 5:39 pm

    Trump Pushes Back on Reports US Will Remove China Tariffs

    President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed a Chinese official’s assertion that his administration has agreed to roll back some of the higher tariffs it’s imposed on Chinese goods. The Chinese official said Thursday that the two sides had agreed to a phased cancellation of their tariff hikes as part of an emerging agreement. Trump’s pushback suggested that negotiations haven’t progressed...

  • Donald Trump November 8, 2019 7:39 am

    Anonymous Author Writes Trump's Decision-Making Is Eroding Over Time

    President Donald Trump’s behavior can be so erratic that most top administration officials have pre-written resignation letters ready to submit, an anonymous author claiming to be a senior official in the Trump administration says in a book scheduled to be published this month, NBC News reported....
    To complicate matters, the president’s decision-making abilities are getting worse with time, according to excerpts...

  • Donald Trump November 7, 2019 7:29 pm

    Diplomat Testified That Putin, Orban Poisoned Trump's Views on Ukraine

    A senior U.S. diplomat told Congress that he was briefed on conversations President Donald Trump had with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in which the two foreign leaders talked Trump into a negative view about Ukraine and its new leader. George Kent, a senior State Department official responsible for Europe, told House investigators that Putin...

  • Donald Trump November 7, 2019 4:51 pm

    Kent Testimony: Trump Actions “Injurious To The Rule Of Law”

    Transcript of key State Department official’s testimony reveals more damaging evidence against President Trump.

  • NBC News November 4, 2019 9:54 pm

    DOJ Sends Letter to Publisher of Book by ‘Anonymous'

    The Justice Department is demanding identifying details about the senior Trump administration official who has written an anonymous book, warning in a letter to the publisher on Monday that the author may be subject to nondisclosure agreements, NBC News reported. The letter, signed by Assistant Attorney General Joseph Hunt, asked for details or copies of the author’s nondisclosure agreements “or...

  • Iraq November 5, 2019 1:01 am

    Turkey Says It Captured Slain IS Leader's Sister in Syria

    Turkey captured the elder sister of the slain leader of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria on Monday, according to a senior Turkish official, who called the arrest an intelligence “gold mine.” Little is known about the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Turkish official said the 65-year-old known as Rasmiya Awad is suspected of being affiliated with the...

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